Nutria is a rodent – Image Source – Flickr: blmurch
Billions of dollars are spent every year in the United States in an attempt to control invasive species. Plants and animals brought legally and illegally into the country, have created extensive damage to the ecosystem and the economy.
SOURCE: Argentine Rodent Devastating US Wetlands – VOANews.com
Calgary Herald reports
CALGARY – The newly released design for the city’s new pedestrian bridge has been derided by some Calgarians as a gaudy red waste of $24.5 million, and praised by others as a sleek, elegant contribution to downtown Calgary.
But to the architect, Santiago Calatrava, the Bow span is the most accessible, functional and technically challenging one he’s ever made…
read the full story at the SOURCE: Calgary Herald – Calgary’s $24.5M footbridge unveiled to cheers, jeers
IMAGE SOURCE: City of Calgary
IMAGE CREDIT: Santiago Calatrava
Over the last few days there have been a few articles and news reports about the state of urban planning in India. The catalyst for this buzz is the monsoon rains that hit India over the last week. We have collated the articles in to one summary post for our readers. – Damian Holmes
NDMA blames 50 years of bad planning for Delhi deluge
As the national capital continues to cope with the after-effects of heavy showers with some places still waterlogged, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) says five decades of bad planning was responsible for Delhi coming to a virtual standstill on that rained out Monday three days ago.
SOURCE: sifynews.com – NDMA blames 50 years of bad planning for Delhi deluge
Listen to two planning experts give their view on the issue at livemint.com
Just to Clarify welcomes two guests. Professor Usha Raghupathi, from the National Institute of Urban Affairs, has a domain of expertise that includes urban development management, infrastructure and services, and urban reforms. A Srivatsan is a Chennai-based urban planning expert.
SOURCE: Livemint & WSJ – Why do the rains wreck Indian cities?
Architects Journal reports
Architects have reacted angrily to Irish deputy prime minister Mary Coughlan’s claim that they are a sector that has yet to feel ‘the chill winds of economic reality’, and that they should be slashing fees to make the Republic more competitive.
read the full article at the SOURCE:Architects Journal – Fury as Irish deputy PM tells architects to reduce their fees